Case Study: The Willows at Ramapo Rehabilitation and Nursing Center (November 2017)

Patients Age: 50
Admission Date: 11/06/17
Admitted From: NYU Hospital for Joint Disease
Discharge Date: 11/22/17
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 17 Days
Reason for Stay: Osteoarthritis of the left hip, Hypertension
How did this patient hear about Ramapo Manor? Lives in the area

Details of Experience:

Sharon is a 50-year-old female who came to The Willows at Ramapo on 11/06/17 with a diagnosis of Osteoarthritis of the left hip, Hypertension, and general weakness. She arrived with a goal to succeed in rehab for her left hip and return home to live as independently as possible. Within the first 24 hours, she was evaluated by the rehab team and shortly after she began working on her goals.

Sharon was a patient at The Willows for a short period of only two and a half weeks. Despite the pain from the surgery and recovery, she preferred not to use the heavier medications for pain management. She was able to work through the pain with light medications and with what she learned in her rehabilitation sessions. Over the course of her stay here at The Willows, she was able to progress day-to-day with ambulation, stairs, and Activities of Daily Living. As the time got closer to discharge the interdisciplinary team began planning her safe return home. A bariatric walker, tub bench, raised toilet seat, and hip kit were ordered to assist her with the means to live as independently as possible. Additionally, home care was established to assist with her daily activities that she was unable to complete on her own or needed assistance with. Through all the hard work and education put into her therapy sessions, Sharon reached her goals and was able to return home safely. Education and advice were given by the rehabilitation staff to assist with her transition home.

Since Sharon lives alone, she picked up a lot of valuable of techniques during her stay here at The Willows to help her lead the independent, active and productive lifestyle that she led prior to her stay. Congratulations, Sharon!